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Chaco Taco
02-23-2007, 21:39
I am looking to follow the weather for my upcoming trip with it being so warm. I wanted to know where the best sites are monitoring forecasted weather for 10 days from now for the Smokies.

bigcranky
02-23-2007, 21:49
This site (http://www.highcountryweather.com/) gives a pretty good forecast for the NC Mountains, but nothing will correctly predict ten days out in the Smokies. Maybe the Farmer's Alamnac?

Expect a little of everything in early March. Some warm days, lots and lots of wind, some rain, some snow, some very cold nights.

Jim Adams
02-23-2007, 21:53
I am looking to follow the weather for my upcoming trip with it being so warm. I wanted to know where the best sites are monitoring forecasted weather for 10 days from now for the Smokies.

Outside your tent flap in the Smokies!:D

geek

Buckles
02-24-2007, 20:18
www.weather.com (http://www.weather.com)

mudhead
02-24-2007, 20:40
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hun/productview.php?pil=MRXFWFMRX&version=0


Scroll partway down. I would like to know how good this actually is...

Now some one be my hero and tell me how to make something like that a link. (lancelot)

trlhiker
02-24-2007, 21:05
Like what was said before, any weather forecast is suspect more than 5 days out. You can look at weather.com, wunderground.com, or accuweather.com

Cuffs
02-24-2007, 23:51
if i want to know the weather, I just poke my head out the door. works for me... Otherwise I use intellicast.com

freefall
02-25-2007, 01:37
I am looking to follow the weather for my upcoming trip with it being so warm. I wanted to know where the best sites are monitoring forecasted weather for 10 days from now for the Smokies.


Try these:


noaa's forecast for Gatlinburg, TN:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/forecast/Mapclick.php?site=mrx&map.x=193&map.y=181

Air Quality monoriting sites within the park:

Look Rock:
http://www2.nature.nps.gov/air/webcams/parks/grsmcam/grsmcam.cfm

Purchase Knob:
http://www2.nature.nps.gov/air/webcams/parks/grsmpkcam/grsmpkcam.cfm

The air quality links don't give you a forecast but they do give current temperature, humidity, wind speed and hourly precipitation totals. You could compare that data to the Gatlinburg data to get an idea of what it's actually like up in the mountians.


As for a 10 day hike though, be prepared for everything this early in the year. No 10 day forecast is worth a [email protected]%! Statistically a 24 hour forecast is over 90% accurate but a seven day forecast is just over 50%. It nose dives from there.


Hope this helps.

g8trh8tr
02-25-2007, 10:54
www.wunderground.com

anneandbenhike
02-25-2007, 11:31
If you are camping, and you are out there, and you are prepared, then the weather doesn't matter!!! The 10 day forecast is for your amusement only!!!